writing to floppies possible as a user?

Keith Burton kb at starbeast.net
Mon Jan 30 05:05:05 UTC 2006

On Sunday 29 January 2006 22:18, abetterturkey wrote:
> How may I solve this issue so my family can write to these floppies
> when they're mounted? I can't take anymore of this "well it works
> in Windows" type of jeering any longer and they are correct that
> this should be something simple, but I cannot grasp any way to
> solve it.
> Is there a clear and simple solution? I am begging you, please help
> me solve this so I can shake the "it works in Windows!" parrots
> from my back! :P

I couldn't get it working under the "Storage Media" folder, but here's a 
circumvention that worked fine:

Right-click on your Desktop, and choose "Create New", "Link to Device", 
"Floppy Device". Select the "Device" tab, and type "/dev/fd0" (no quotes).

That works for me, if it doesn't work for you, let me know and we'll try to 
find something else.  The "Floppy Device" icon we created doesn't have to 
stay on the desktop. You can move it into some other folder if that's more 

I can't say why it isn't working in the "Storage Media" folder.  It seems to 
mount the floppy properly, but then is browsing the wrong destination. I 
played around for most of an hour and couldn't find the problem. So I hope 
this circumvention will satisfy them for now <grin>.

Good luck,

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